13 ways to find inspiration for quilt making

Posted by Ruth on 16 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Each quilt tells its own story and is unique with its own characteristics, but where does the inspiration come from to make a quilt? Over the next 4 blog post I'm going to give you 13 ways to find inspiration for quilting. Each post will be divided into a category group. In most points, I will include my own personal examples to give you further understanding for each. Our first category is visual inspiration.

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Tuesday Tutor - Log Cabin Instructions

Posted by Ruth on 14 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Log CabinThis week's block is the very popular log cabin block. This is often the first block new quilters make. Log cabin can be made in several ways. I'm going to show you strip piecing for this block. Others may prefer foundation piecing.

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Free applique pattern

Posted by Ruth on 13 February 2011 | 2 Comments

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We have a free pattern for all our newsletter subscribers. I bet you can subscribe faster than you can do this jigsaw!

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Bargello in Spring Cleaning

Posted by Ruth on 10 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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Today I had to share a quilt from one of my students. Currently I have running my Bargello Seasons online class at Quilt University - this is always a popular class and it shows by the work that is created in it. Jo Dickson is just one student in my class this semister and is delighted to share her work with us all. Her Bargello in Spring (the first bargello of the series) is all complete and slightly different to the usual Spring Bargellos.

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Tuesday Tutor - Friendship Star

Posted by Ruth on 8 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Friendship Star BlockFor this block you will be making half square triangles. What are half square triangles? A half square triangle is a square that is made up of two triangles of different fabrics. It has a seam diagonally throught the middle. You can see FOUR in our Friendship Star block.

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Teaching Philosophy

Posted by Ruth on 5 February 2011 | 2 Comments

Creativity is already inside you - learn to express it.

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Quilter's Tote with zodiac sign

Posted by Ruth on 3 February 2011 | 1 Comments

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I wanted to share this gorgeous tote with you. It's made by Laura Cromley of Ohio.

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Tuesday Tutor - Block Three

Posted by Ruth on 1 February 2011 | 0 Comments

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Flip block - free patternThis week’s block isn't a standard block, but one made to fit our design. It’s a technique you will be learning which can be used in many common blocks. I refer to it as the flip-block.

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Printing on Fabric

Posted by Ruth on 31 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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Family AblumToday I wanted to share with you my Printing on Fabric class. This online class begins this weekend and is held at Quilt University. It's a fun class as you get to try all sorts of printing techniques such as making labels for your quilt.

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A No Grocery Week

Posted by Ruth on 29 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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Today was a day for helping my daughter unpack some more boxes for her kitchen. Her problem being, her kitchen is downsized from the previous one so we have a bit of a problem finding new homes for everything. The laundry has some extra shelves which came in handy so some appliances which aren't used too often ended up there. 

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